Central African Wilderness Safaris have announced that one of the Liwonderhinos, Namatunu, has recently given birth to a new little baby calf! The rhino tracking team recently confirmed the following news,
“We were able to stay and watch Namatunu for about 20 minutes, and confirmed that she was with a newborn calf. The trackers estimated the calf was 1-2 days old. We watched them for a few minutes before leaving them in peace.”
The tracking team were unable to confirm the sex of the new arrival but will hopefully do so in the coming weeks after the little one has had time to find its feet in its new world.
The Liwonde National Park Rhino Monitoring and Research Programme has worked tirelessly in recent years to track and monitor Liwonde’s rhino population with the aim of increasing population growth rates within the park. In a country where Black Rhino numbers are estimated to total just 14 rhinos, this birth represents a huge step in the right direction.
Managing Director of Central African Wilderness Safaris, Chris Badger commented, “We (CAWS) have tried to provide the logistical and financial support necessary for the research programme to achieve its goals, so I am delighted that all the hard work undertaken by the research team has paid off .‘’
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Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) has been in Malawi since 1987 and its founders, Chris and Pam Badger, have been in travel in a number of different fields since 1980. Between 1987 and 1992 they conducted over 60 safaris throughout Malawi and gained the knowledge and passion for the country which remains the foundation of the business today. Originally the company was owned by the well-known and highly respected Wilderness Safaris Group, and in 2014 the Badgers became the sole owners.